20.10.17

The Digital Transformation has only just begun

The Software-QS-Tag 2017 provided knowhow, tools and best practices

Frankfurt on the Main, 20 October 2017 – Until a few years ago, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things were considered a science fiction. Today they belong to everyday life, both professionally and privately. However, the Digital Transformation continues to pick up speed, concludes the Software-QS-Tag 2017.

About 500 experts used this year’s Software-QS-Tag, the leading conference for SW quality and testing in the German-speaking region, to intensely discuss the main topic “Digital Transformation – Evolution, Innovation, Disruption”. Attendees could customize their programme from the five parallel tracks „Requirements”, „Test Automation”, „Test Design”, „Test Management” and „Special Topics”. Altogether more than 60 lectures, workshops and tutorials examined practical examples and trends.
Professor Dr Dr Frank Kirchner, head of the Robotics Innovation Center, underlined in his opening keynote about the testing of autonomous systems: Checking and testing artificial intelligences develop into a demanding field of work. New contexts, user stories and possible defects need to be mastered.
There was the opportunity to leapfrog directly into the topic of testing autonomous systems in the workshop “KI Testing”. During a fishbowl conversation the most urgent questions were collected and an overview was provided showing which autonomous systems need attention today.
In the same workshop format, attendees and specialists also discussed quality assurance and testing in the Internet of Things. Current techniques – from IoT devices through protocols and networks to corresponding cloud applications – and the standardization of verification and validation processes, test procedures and test languages for the Outernet were covered.
The futurologist Dr Bernd Flessner explained that the Internet of Things and artificial intelligences will continue to develop rapidly. He presented the third amended and updated trend study “The Future of Testing” at the Software-QS-Tag. The German-language version is now available for download free of charge at www.imbus.de/unternehmen/forschung/the-future-of-testing The English-language version will be online soon.

The Software-QS-Tag continues online

The social media channels are the right choice for anyone, who wants to continue the technical exchange about the conference’s main topic “Digital Transformation – Evolution, Innovation, Disruption”.  On Twitter, speakers, participants and exhibitors have already discussed during the conference using #qstag. The discourse is still in full swing.
Another central pivotal point is the group “Software-QS-Tag” on XING. The community is an exclusive platform for the participants and speakers of this year’s conference and of those of the years before. Are there any questions or comments on a particular lecture, workshop or tutorial? The speakers are glad to answer them.
By the way, the interactive topic collection for the key issue of the Software-QS-Tag 2018 has already begun in the group. Members can post their ideas in the panel “Call for Papers” till 10 December 2017. After that, the community votes on the propositions and they are technically assessed by the programme committee. The official conference theme will be proclaimed at the beginning of 2018.
If you are interested in taking part next year or in case you just want to keep yourself up to date about the Software-QS-Tag and its operator imbus, you can subscribe to the newsletter by sending an email to info@imbus.de.